Thanks to the unusual pandemic situation we find ourselves in, you’re probably not in a rush to be near fellow passengers in a crowded airport. Instead, you might be daydreaming of seclusion, dining on the open aft deck, swimming in the open seas, and traversing the yacht’s trail with your favourite type of toy or tender.But what if the journey to your destination could be as exhilarating and easy as the onboard excursion itself? What if you didn’t have to worry about the safety concerns associated with mid-pandemic travel? The solution has been devised by Camper & Nicholsons and VistaJet is the new jet-to-yacht service to offer private transfers as part of the global business aviation company’s Private World program. As part of the collaboration, Camper & Nicholsons grants VistaJet members access to its portfolio of motor and sailing yachts around the world. Unsurprisingly, SuperYacht Times wanted to find out more about how this unique service works. The experience starts as soon as the front door is closed
“During these exceptional times we think that both charter and sale clients should be allowed to reach their destination in absolute comfort and avoid public spaces as much as possible,” says Camper & Nicholsons’ marketing director, Giulia Lina Callegari.
“A holiday begins the moment you close the door of your residence, so being on a jet which caters to everything from child care, custom menus, perfumed water to relax your pets or a wine tasting inspired by how the senses are affected by altitude all means your holiday has started with the standards that will prevail throughout your time away.” Comfort is the priority
To be able to fully unwind on your holiday, comfort is key. Hence why the VistaJet fleet includes the super-midsize eight-seater jet Challenger 350 that is one of the most spacious cabins in its category. The fleet also features the “most advanced, largest and longest-range business jet available on the market today,” Global 7500, which has four living spaces, including a full-sized kitchen and a permanent bedroom and seating for up to 14 passengers.Expert staff are always on-hand
Luxury travel ought to be without its inconveniences, which is why opting for a jet-to-yacht service comes with an integrated team ready to support you along the way. Whether you are travelling for work or pleasure, the right staff can smooth out even the most turbulent of trips. On your flight, there will always be at least one VistaJet cabin hostess – just one of many hospitality staff members who are trained by the British Butler Institute, Norland College and Wine & Spirit Education Trust. It’s one of the safest ways to travel
While it’s been a challenging year for most, the pandemic has certainly had a positive influence on aeronautical travel. Paolo Casani, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons explains: “The pandemic has put us through difficult times, but it has also been a wakeup call regarding what is most precious in life – our health. Our mission is to give our clients the safest travel experience while enjoying life aboard some of the world’s most stunning yachts. We are delighted to have a partner, VistaJet, that supports our mission in creating the most exclusive and safest way of travelling, hassle-free.”A bespoke holiday package is guaranteed
“We have just added Indonesia to the list of available destinations and are excited to include more once the travel restrictions ease,” says Callegari. “We also want to craft more packages for our clients where we take the time to focus on the onboard experience. People are going ashore less these days when chartering, and we are focusing a lot of effort with some wonderful captains to create onboard experiences and around-the-yacht experiences that are safe, meaningful and carry all the wonder being able to come together as a family during these times.”Get to go anywhere the globe
Camper & Nicholsons’ clients can fly on VistaJet’s global fleet of over 70 Challenger and Global jets, granting access to over 187 countries around the world. From popular business hubs like New York, Hong Kong, LA, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai and Moscow to in-demand yachting destinations such as the Maldives, Fiji, The Bahamas, Croatia and now Indonesia, it’s easier than ever to destination hop. That means yachties have access to a truly global coverage and a versatile fleet for any type of flight, short or long haul, business-style or a restful home-like space.Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesFor more information about Camper & Nicholsons and the jet-to-yacht service, visit the company website or contact them directly using the details found below.
Camper & Nicholsons International
Gildo Pastor Center
7 rue du Gabian
98000 - Monaco
T: +377 97 97 77 00